The Amazon Prime Video hot list: From Stargirl to World’s Toughest Race - what to watch in August 2020

What’s on Prime Video in August? Knives Out and the US Open are just some of the best TV and movies highlights coming to Prime Video this month.

By Sophia Moir Published: 28 July 2020 - 11.47am
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Up to date with Jack Ryan and already binge-watched Modern Love? You'll be pleased to know there's loads of new content coming to Amazon Prime Video in August.

So what’s new on Prime Video UK this month? From Stargirl to World’s Toughest Race, we list the best new films and TV shows coming soon to Amazon Prime customers.

Read our must-watch TV guide for the month ahead on Prime Video.

Plus, don’t miss what’s coming up on Netflix, NOW TV and Sky Cinema this month.

Knives Out (film)

Knives Out was one of the biggest surprise box office hits of 2019, even earning itself an Oscar nomination.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film’s maker Lionsgate is hoping to make a franchise out of the modern whodunit format, fronted by the film’s lead detective Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig).

Knives Out is available to watch on Prime Video from Friday, July 31.

World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Hosted by Bear Grylls and produced by legendary TV producer Mark Burnett – the creator of The Apprentice and Survivor – World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is unmissable event TV.

66 teams descend on Fiji to take part in the most adventurous global race ever. Taking place over 11 days, Bear will oversee the challenges the teams face as they are pushed to their limits.

World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji premieres Friday, August 14 on Prime Video.


Following its premiere on The CW in the States, DC's superhero series Stargirl is available for UK fans to watch for the first time this month.

Stargirl follows high school student Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of a long lost superhero team - The Justice Society of America - and stop the villains of the past.

Stargirl is available to watch on Prime Video from Friday, August 21.

US Open

Tennis fans will be able to watch the US Open from the comfort of their sofa at the end of August, after professional tennis tournaments were put on hold due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that the 2020 US Open will be held in Queens, New York, as part of the city's reopening from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shutdown - without any fans in attendance.

US Open is available to watch on Prime Video from Monday, August 31 to Sunday, September 13.